LIBRARY SERVICES
& LEARNING RESOURCES

Use your student ID card to borrow the resources from the Library.

To support digital provision and enable students to engage with blended modes of learning, South Lanarkshire College is pleased to have available a number of laptops for long-term loan.

The Long Term Laptop Loan application form can be accessed by logging in to  the Student Portal.  

Long term loans are available for students who are experiencing financial hardship and have no alternative access to digital technology. Further details on the loan system can be found in the following documentation:

Long Term Laptop Loan FAQ

Privacy Notice – Laptop loan

Library Long Term Loan Scheme Policy

The Library Advisors are always happy to advise you on the best way to research and to help you access any of the specialist services on offer. These include:

•    A specialist book stock, tailored to the needs of College courses
•    E-books and E-magazines
•    Library Catalogue
•    Laptops for home use (apply through student portal)
•    Issue of books for bursary funded courses (by appointment only)
•    Subscription databases

To access more information about the College Library and study resources, students should sign in to Moodle or get in touch.

Tel: 01355 807308
Email: library@slc.ac.uk

The Library’s Heritage catalogue lists all the resources that the Library contains and can be searched by author, title or subject keyword.

It can be accessed through the Library Moodle pages or using the quicklinks on the SLC homepage along with our subscription EBSCO e-books and Flipster e-magazines.

To apply to University, you will be required to register with UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admission Service and complete your application.
 
Before you begin your application, you must ensure you have South Lanarkshire College’s Buzzword, so that your application can be linked to the College and your reference attached. Please request this from the library advisers or access it via the Library Moodle page.
 
Please be aware that there are different UCAS application deadlines determined by your chosen course(s). If you miss the deadline you may miss the chance of securing a place on your preferred University course.
 
The main application deadline for most undergraduate courses is the 15th January 2021, at 6pm (UK time).

Helpful advice and guidance on plagiarism can be found www.plagiarism.org 

and in the college’s guidance on honesty and integrity in assessment.

Click, Contact & Collect

CLICK

  • Log into Moodle (VLE), then the Library page and check the Heritage catalogue for available stock.

CONTACT

  • E-mail or phone the Library – library@slc.ac.uk or 01355 807308 to reserve these books for collection.
  • Provide your student number and an email address so we can notify you once your book(s) are ready to be collected.
  • Please confirm you are able to collect within the week.

COLLECT

  • Always wear a face covering in the Library.
  • Sanitise your hands.
  • When collecting, go to the Library desk.
  • Present your student card.
  • Remember social distancing at all times.
  • Take your books with you & place returns in the box outside the Library.

FAQs

The Library have a wide range of free resources available that help support your learning and teaching.  We work closely with curriculum areas to ensure the resources are appropriate to the course you are studying.  You can view all the available resources which include e-books, e-magazines, and books (hard copies) by visiting the Library Moodle page.  This is easily accessible through the Portal Front Page and then by logging into Moodle (VLE).  Click on the Moodle App and then the Library Page.

Once, you have decided on the books that you wish to borrow, you can then either email or phone the Library – library@slc.ac.uk or 01355 807308 to reserve these books for collection.  Please provide us with your student number and an up to date email address that you use so we can contact you to collect your items.

You can borrow up to six books (hard copies) at any one time.

You will receive an email notification once your book(s) are ready to be collected. This will normally be the next working day after they have been requested. They will then be held for seven days.  Entry to the Library is by appointment only.  You will be allocated a time slot in which to collect your books.  It is important that you collect your book(s) on time as the Library is operating on a strict two-in, two-out process.

You should visit the Library on the first floor, wait at the Library desk and show your item collection notification (this can be a paper copy or on your phone) to the member of staff on duty. If there are already two students in the Library when you arrive, you should wait outside the Library entrance door until they leave. 

You will also be required to present your student card.  Your books will have already been issued to your account.  Please check the return date in the books.

You must always adhere to social distancing while on the College Campus and be respectful and mindful of others.  There will be markers on the floor and clear signage to assist with this.  Face coverings should always be worn (except where someone is exempt from wearing a covering).  You are required to use the hand sanitiser on entry to the Library.

A returns box will be located outside the Library for book returns.  These items will then be quarantined for 72 hours before being cleaned and returned to the shelves.  You must not share library resources with any other students or households.